Solicitor Director, Terri Janke and Company
Terri Janke is a Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cairns. She is the Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, a unique Australian law firm specialising in intellectual property and business law. Terri brings together a unique blend of legal, commercial and Indigenous experience. Her law firm has operated since 2000 and has a diverse client base including leading Indigenous organisations, Australian companies and government and international agencies. Terri advises on legal matters including incorporation, joint venture, procurement, governance, employment and engagement. She is an international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) and has written the leading protocols and ICIP models in the film, arts and museum and archival sector.
Terri is a board director with over 20 years’ experience on boards, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a council member of the State Library of NSW and a member of Telstra’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.
Terri is a recipient of prestigious awards such as NAIDOC Indigenous Person of the Year 2011, National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year 2012 and the AFR Women of Influence 2013 (Business Entrepreneur). She is a valued mentor, accredited mediator, governance advisor and a prolific author.